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Boomkat Product Review:
Formed by multi-instrumentalists Rupert Clervaux and Ben Crook with singer Sian Ahern, the Sian Alice Group have since gone on to incorporate musicians like John Coxon (of Spiritualized and Spring Heel Jack) and Gang Gang Dance's Brian DeGraw. Pinning down the band's sound is elusive to say the least: while on opener 'As The Morning Light' there's a airy, pastoral folk feel, 'Way Down To Heaven' takes on a gritty, stop-start blues riff as its central device, sounding like something from the darker recesses of Nick Cave or PJ Harvey's catalogues. Next there's an early interlude in the shape of... er, 'Interlude 7'35", which conjures a minor key drama on the piano while droning organ chords interrupt. Three tracks in and it seems we have three different bands, but 'Kirilov' goes someway toward making sense of it all, combining a brooding post-folk darkness with the harmonic melodrama of loud, ringing piano chords. Over the course of 'Contours', a further interlude piece and 'When...' the band delve deeper and darker, using synth drones and blasts of abstract percussive noise to thicken the atmospheric tension. It takes a while before 59.59 truly burrows its way into you, but by the time you reach the album's halfway mark you'll find yourself fully immersed in Sian Alice Group's haunting, slightly sinister sound world, with shades of gothic folk and elaborately arranged post-rock holding your attention throughout. Lovely.